10 Breathtaking Satellite Photos That Will Change How You See Our World - dailyoverview
Daily Overview is a new project that shares one satellite photo from Digital Globes a day in an attempt to change the way we see our planet Earth.
The project was inspired by the Overview Effect experience, which is a cognitive shift of perspective and worldview experienced by the astronauts when they get to see the planet Earth from space for the first time.
1.Bourtange, Vlagtwedde, Netherlands
3.Palm Island / Hibiscus Island, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
4..Residential Development, Killeen, Texas, USA
5.Plasticulture / Greenhouses, Almeria, Spain
6/New Bullards Bar Reservoir, Yuba County, California
7.Desert Shores Community, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
8.309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group Tucson, Arizona, USA
9.Durrat Al Bahrain, Bahrain
10.Central Pivot Irrigation Fields. Ha’il, Saudi Arabia
Paul Cummins: 888,246 Ceramic Poppies Flow Like Blood from the Tower of London to Commemorate WWIt
The moat that surrounds the Tower of London has long stood empty and dry. This summer, it’s getting filled with 888,246 red ceramic poppies, one for each British and Colonial soldiers who perished during World War I.
For the past few weeks, a team of 150 volunteers has been placing red ceramic poppies one by one around the Tower. Crawford Butler, the longest serving Yeoman Warden, also known as beefeater, planted the first ceramic poppy. The last poppy will be symbolically planted on the last day of the installation: November 11, Armistice Day.
In light of the bleak ongoing affairs amidst our human civilization, it’s very easy to become swept up with pessimism and despair. This is why the long astronomical or “cosmic” perspective is so imperative for our collective society to possess. The “overview effect" as it’s also called, is a psychological disposition only those who have ventured beyond Earth’s atmosphere have experienced.
Seeing our planet for what it truly is…an individual world held in the balance by natural laws…whereby one single species has evolved with the capacity to become a danger to itself. A species on a world among worlds in a galaxy among galaxies, in (perhaps) a universe among universes…with the ability to eliminate itself from the cosmological resume of creation, without the aid of everything else available within it that already has the potential to eradicate us.
“A new consciousness is developing which sees the earth as a single organism and recognizes that an organism at war with itself is doomed. We are one planet. One of the great revelations of the age of space exploration is the image of the earth finite and lonely, somehow vulnerable, bearing the entire human species through the oceans of space and time.” ― Carl Sagan
May this post from my archive incite in you a form of entitlement as a steward of the Earth and as a citizen of the cosmos.
“Walking in the Air”
This video features a series of time lapse sequences photographed by the Expedition 30 crew aboard the International Space Station. Set to the song “Walking in the Air," by Andrew Johnston, the video takes viewers around the world, through auroras, and over dazzling lightning displays.
The sequences are as follows:
:01 — Stars over southern United States
:08 — US west coast to Canada
:21 — Central Europe to the Middle East
:36 — Aurora Australis over the Indian Ocean
:54 — Storms over Africa
1:08 — Central United States
1:20 — Midwest United States
1:33 — United Kingdom to Baltic Sea
1:46 — Moonset
1:55 — Northern United States to Eastern Canada
2:12 — Aurora Australis over the Indian Ocean
2:32 — Comet Lovejoy
2:53 — Aurora Borealis over Hudson Bay
3:06 — United Kingdom to Central Europe
We’re walking in the air
We’re floating in the moonlit sky
The people far below are sleeping as we fly
I’m holding very tight
I’m riding in the midnight blue
I’m finding I can fly so high above with you
Far across the world
The villages go by like dreams
The rivers and the hills
The forests and the streams
Children gaze open mouth
Taken by surprise
Nobody down below believes their eyes
We’re surffing in the air
We’re swimming in the frozen sky
We’re drifting over icy
Mountain floating by
Suddenly swooping low on an ocean deep
Arousing of a mighty monster from its sleep
We’re walking in the air
We’re floating in the midnight sky
And everyone who sees us greets us as we fly
This Wilderness Wednesday We Feature Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness in New Mexico
The 41,170-acre Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is a remote desolate area of steeply eroded badlands which offers some of the most unusual scenery found in the Four Corners region. Time and natural elements have etched a fantasy world of strange rock formations and fossils. It is an ever-changing environment that offers the visitor a remote wilderness experience. Translated from the Navajo language, Bisti means “a large area of shale hills” and is commonly pronounced (Bis-tie). De-Na-Zin (Deh-nah-zin) takes its name from the Navajo words for “cranes.” Petroglyphs of cranes have been found south of the wilderness area.
The two major geological formations found in the wilderness are the Fruitland Formation and the Kirtland Shale. The Fruitland Formation makes up most of what you can see while in the badlands and contains interbedded sandstone, shale, mudstone, coal, and silt. The weathering of the sandstone forms the many spires and hoodoos (sculpted rock) found throughout the area. The Kirtland Shale contains rock of various colors and dominates the eastern part of the wilderness.
The BLM manages the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness to protect the area’s naturalness, special features, and opportunities for solitude and primitive types of recreation, such as hiking, backpacking, camping, wildlife viewing, photography, and horseback riding. Learn more: on.doi.gov/1r37qgJ
Photos by Bob Wick, BLM Wilderness Specialist
A veces cuando un volcán explota, libera una poderosa cantidad de energía en la atmósfera. Este repentino revoltijo puede provocar fuertes reacciones que finalmente forman un rayo desde el interior de la erupción!
A pesar de que parecen ser nada más que una piedra, los Piures (Piura chilensis) son en realidad criaturas marinas que se encuentran en las costas de Chile.
Torres De Vapor
Este fenómeno geotérmico acompaña a la aurora boreal y tiene la capacidad de transformar el cielo de las noches en un tono de verde precioso.
Estas anomalías acuáticas de México se producen cuando materias densas se hunden hasta el fondo del agua, creando así su PROPIO flujo.
Puedes agradecerle al fitoplancton por la creación de esta increíblemente hermosa costa de neón.
Nubes Morning Glory
Ni siquiera los científicos pueden averiguar las causas de esta maravilla del mundo. Por lo tanto, cuando tengas la oportunidad de verla, apréciala por lo genial que es!